The School of Economics has a reputation as a centre of research excellence and is a leading partner in two research centres:

The Centre for Competition Policy


The centre is at the forefront of policy formation in competition economics internationally, with advisory links with the European Commission, the UK Office of Fair Trading and the UK Competition Commission.

The Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science


This centre is part of the Economic and Social Research Council Network for Integrated Behavioural Science, which launched in 2013.

Our research has been published in most of the world's leading economics journals including American Economic Review, Econometrica, Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Theory, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, and Review of Economic Studies, as well as in numerous major specialist journals and leading non economics journals.

In addition to its core funding, our School has recently attracted research contracts from the Economic and Social Research Council, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the British Academy, the NuffieldFoundation, and the Leverhulme Trust, among others. Robert Sugden is one of a select group of UK economists to have been awarded a Leverhulme Research Professorship.

Developing the potential of our PhD students is considered integral to our vibrant research environment. Students are fully supported by their academic supervisors, frequently present and participate in workshops and have access to rich series of wider research seminar and workshops. Research and teaching are considered a virtuous circle, with teaching reflecting current research whilst stimulating new directions of thought.